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Possible tropical depression mid-week

The National Hurricane Center is giving an area of low pressure a 70% chance of becoming our next tropical depression or even Tropical Storm Danny by mid-week.

If this cluster of storms begins circulating and winds remain below 39 mph, it will be a tropical depression. If it develops a closed-off, organized circulation and sustained winds are between 39 mph and 73 mph, it will be a tropical storm. 

It will move toward the west at 15 mph over the next several days.  Warm water, relatively low wind shear, and a moist environment will contribute to the development of "Invest 96L".

At this time, it is not something Floridians should worry about. It is, however, something we will keep monitoring. We are entering the most active 8 weeks of Atlantic hurricane season. 

Doesn't El Niño mean a slower hurricane season?

During El Niño years, we typically see fewer named storms, but that doesn't mean a storm won't be strong. 

The National Hurricane Center will release another update at 2 p.m.

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